Showers are essential for a refreshing day. Not just that, hosing off is necessary if you do not want to be the stinky guy. While showering everyday, one consumes up to 16 gallons of water on an average. That’s a lot of water to get the stank off, and Nebia aims to chop it down substantially.
Shower Off The Nebia is pretty simple in its execution, and you’ve probably already guessed how it works from the name. It nebulizes the water; yes, that’s a word. It means “reduce to a fine spray,” and essentially, that’s how it saves the water; it fires far less out of the shower head and wand than even the EPA’s water-saving designs, while making sure you’re still washed off. Just step in, turn it on, and wash. Per home, with a family of four, it’s estimated the Nebia could save $400 a year and 21 thousand gallons of water. Especially in drought-parched areas like California, that’s a pretty appealing amount of savings. California is the obvious market for this device; Silicon Valley companies have already come knocking at Nebia’s door and it seems likely the Nebia or something like it will become standard equipment for tech companies in fairly short order. But even if you don’t live in a state currently being destroyed by the sun gods, it makes sense from both a green perspective and a cash perspective to reduce your water consumption. We need the stuff, and the more of it the better.
Nebia has tested its shower head at the premises of both Apple and Google, at Stanford University, and at Equinox Gyms. It also reportedly boasts Apple CEO Tim Cook and Alphabet executive Eric Schmidt as early investors. That said, the team turned to Kickstarter to raise more funds to bring it into production.
As of writing, you’ll need to stump up a pledge of US$299 to hopefully snag a Nebia Shower. Assuming all goes well, delivery is estimated for May, 2016. If and when it hits the general market, the Nebia Shower is expected to cost $399.Over 7000 backers raised 2.5 million dollars for Nebia Shower head on Kickstarter. The shower head promises a refreshing experience with iconic design that consumes 70% less water.
The San Francisco based startup has already.
Nebia is a fully self-installed shower system with an adjustable bracket and a portable wand. It atomizes water into millions of tiny droplets covering 10 times more surface area than your regular shower. To do this, the team incorporated technology used in aeronautical applications (i.e., rocket science) to optimize every aspect of their shower nozzle, resulting in their patent-pending H2MICRO™ technology.
“Showers have been the same for 100 years. Not only do we need a more efficient solution, we need an all around better experience in our daily routines… It turns out the age old belief that that more water equals a better experience isn’t necessarily true.”
– Philip Winter, Co-Founder and CEO
The head is built from a high density polymer with thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). The Bracket is made of anodized aluminum and attaches to your water supply. It adheres to your wall without breaking your bathroom tile. The bracket houses an internal channel through which water flows to the head and wand.
To learn more about the science behind the Nebia shower, visit their website and Kickstarter page.